In this episode I talk to Rheannon Cunningham and I’ll start with a quote from her. “Do things that scare you. Forcing yourself outside of your comfort zone can be very rewarding, even if you fail.” Rhe is a graduate of the University of Texas with an Interior Design degree and had a 10 year career going when she pulled the ripcord and made a career change to join the Austin Police Department.
Now, 4 years after her midlife career pivot, we discuss…
That fateful ride-along with a friend on the Austin Police Force that started this life changing and career change decision.
The process of applying for the police academy with less than a 5% chance of being accepted.
What it’s really like to go through the police academy.
The scariest and most adrenaline pumping part of being a police officer.
The unique challenges that she faces as a female on the force vs her male counterparts.
As if starting her career as an Interior Designer and 180 degreeing it to become a police officer wasn’t enough, Rhe is also an avid cyclist and racer. At the time of this interview, she was recovering from 2 hand surgeries after a crash. She proves that “doing things that scare you” is the way that she lives her life and so far, it’s been a pretty good ride.
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